Bang for your buck. It’s an idiom often thrown about by potential buyers sniffing around the new car market. Typically, the “bang” refers to value… Read more →
This is according to Opel Astra chief engineer Marc Schmidt who has revealed it’s a smaller 1600cc and not a 2,0-litre turbo that will do… Read more →
UPDATE Opel has confirmed that the EXTREME will develop a very healthy 221 kW. More importantly, the EXTREME will tip the scales at 100 kg… Read more →
In the past, Opel’s performance machines were always distinguishable by the GSi badge mounted on the bootlid or front seats or on the front bumper…. Read more →
Frustration sums up our previous acceleration-run attempts in the Opel Astra OPC on our test strip; 206 kW tried to dissolve the massive 20-inch Pirelli… Read more →
Those who’ve driven the Opel Astra OPC will know just how formidable the 206 kW turbocharged hot hatch is, but exactly how much do you know? That’s where the OPC Power App, an ECU-linked information system, comes into play.
Every South African petrolhead knows the name Kyalami. Many may have watched their first Formula One race there in the mid-90s. Older fans may have seen the likes of Stirling Moss and David Piper do battle on this hallowed stretch of tar in Sports Car races. Most, however, will recall countless on-track skirmishes between BMW and Opel during the heyday of Group N racing. With memories of those motorsport glory days in mind, Opel SA decided to revisit the Midrand track for the launch of its latest halo model, the Astra OPC.
British journalist and Youtube sensation Chris Harris teamed up with Deon Joubert for our Performance Shootout 2013. Here they drive and discuss the rear-wheel-drive Subaru… Read more →